The decisions you're making every day as a project manager may not lead you to an ethical crossroads. However, if they do, keeping good PM ethics in check can stop you from going down the wrong path.
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Lessons learned can be a valuable resource to future projects. Collecting them should be a priority for the project team even when they cannot see the immediate benefit of it. Keep these four tips in mind to help the process run smoothly.
Making a performance review as productive as possible means avoiding some common pitfalls.
Acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) have subjected every publicly-traded company, and increasingly many private ones, to similar levels of control and oversight. As such, compliance is becoming a widespread issue for most organizations.
While our writer is inspired by a well-known vision of what project management should be, he is sometimes a little unsure as to what, exactly, the value of project management is. And is it really as valued by others as he feels it to be? Do they see the value that he sees in it? Or is it perhaps less consequential--and therefore less valuable--than he thinks it is?
Successful projects depend on effective collaboration between a diversity of stakeholders. Project managers can achieve effective collaboration through a more-informed awareness of the underlying values that motivate stakeholders to participate in their projects.
In the beginning of our full-time PM career, many of us find ourselves pushed into one area by circumstance. However, we need to consciously position ourselves where we want to be. This way, we can shape our career slowly and develop our brand. Here are some important steps to take.
Imagine for a moment that interest in your project catches on like crazy. Hundreds of people pitch in to help you meet an impossible deadline. Complete fantasy, right? It can happen, and it did. And the takeaways for your agile project are real--and powerful.
A key to sustaining employment and professional growth is finding ways to use the same skills in different jobs, and that requires looking at your skills in a broader way.
A project of any significant length will deviate from its original plan in response to new or unforeseen circumstances. This is fine as long as the changes are understood and managed. But if changes are introduced on a whim, you no longer have a project. You have anarchy.